Rome in the News, May 2017

Some recent Rome and eschatology-related headlines:

Angel from hell: Nun is arrested for helping five priests ‘sexually abuse’ dozens of deaf children at Argentinian Catholic school after victim said she made her wear a diaper to cover up horrific injuries

Devout Catholic Sean Spicer misses out on meeting with the Pope, as family members and longtime loyalists are selected to accompany his boss Trump

How Rothschild Inc. Saved Donald Trump

Melania Trump reveals she is Catholic: The First Lady shares her faith with the world after meeting the Pope as the first Catholic to live in White House since JFK

Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

Plot Against The Pope

Pope Francis acknowledges 2,000-case backlog in sex abuse cases

Pope Francis and Trump to meet despite disagreements

Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not ‘a magician with a magic wand’

Pope Francis, Donald Trump to Seek Common Ground at Vatican

The Future Must Not Belong To Protestants

At least, according to America’s last president, who stated in 2012 that “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam,” which pretty much by definition includes Protestants:

And America’s current president, who stated on October 20, 2016 at the Al Smith Dinner that “We can also agree on the need to stand up to anti-Catholic bias, to defend religious liberty and to create a culture that celebrates life.”  No similar statement that I know of has been made in favor of Protestants or Bible believers:

These statements show the American government has allied itself with Islam and Catholicism, as the Bible predicted the kings of the earth would do:

Revelation 16:13-14:  And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

As John Gill wrote in his Exposition of the Bible,

And he gathered them together,…. Or rather “they gathered them together”, as the Syriac version renders it; for though the verb is singular, a noun plural goes before it, as in Revelation16:14 and the same spirits that are there said to go forth, to gather the kings together, these will gather them together; will persuade the Papal, Pagan, and Mahometan powers, the remains of them in the several parts of the world, to join together, and make one effort for the reviving of their declining, and almost ruined interests: for which purpose they will be brought together,

What will happen next (hint: Armageddon) is sure to be a great surprise to the world at large.

 

A Forbidden Book

Papists burning Luther's worksThe Bible, as you are aware, is a forbidden book in the Romish church. I remember when acting as Popish priest, in Philadelphia, having ventured to suggest to the very Rev. Mr. De Barth, then acting as vicar-general of that diocese, the advantages of educating the poor, and circulating the Bible among them. He scouted at the idea, as heretical, and lodged a written complaint against me, before the archbishop of Baltimore, then Romish metropolitan. I was reprimanded verbally, through the aforesaid De Barth. He was too crafty to send it in writing; the Papists were not then strong enough to forbid, openly, the reading of the Bible. It was then too soon to seal up the fountain of eternal life in this free country. The most sympathizing Protestants could scarcely believe then, that in less than thirty years, Papists would not only dare forbid it to be read, by their own people, and in their own schools, but cast it out of Protestant schools, as they did the other day in New York. What are we coming to, Americans? Your ancestors have come to this country, with no recommendations but holy lives; with no fortune but their pious hearts and strong arms; with no treasure but the word of God.

Will you now permit Papists to cast those Bibles out of your schools, to burn them on the public streets, as they have done in the state of New York, under the inspection of Popish priests, as proved on the oath of several respectable witnesses? That priest, however, did no more than every priest and bishop would do, did he deem it expedient; and here, fellow-citizens, let me assure you, that same power which authorizes that priest, or any other priest, to burn your Bibles, also authorizes him to burn every heretic or Protestant in the country.

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Crusade Against the Albigenses

Another God On Earth

Wenceslas Hollar - The Pope (State 2)“Take care that we lose not that salvation, that life and breath which thou hast given us, for thou art our shepherd, thou art our physician, thou art our governor, thou art our husbandman, thou art finally another God on earth.”

(Source: Christopher Marcellus addressing Pope Julius II during the Fifth Lateran Council which began in 1512, as quoted in Alexander Hislop, The light of prophecy let in on the dark places of the papacy

(London: William Whyte and Co., 1846): 91 and Letters between a Catholic and a Protestant on the doctrines of the Church of Rome originally published in Borrow’s Worcester Journal (Worcester Journal, 1827): 29. Find the original Latin version here.)

Source: https://www.worldslastchance.com/end-time-prophecy/appalling-papal-proclamations-straight-from-the-harlots-mouth.html

Dangerous Enemies to Civil and Religious Liberty

St Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) Founder of the Jesuits“It is my opinion that if the liberties of this country – the United States of America – are destroyed, it will be by the subtlety of the Roman Catholic Jesuit priests, for they are the most crafty, dangerous enemies to civil and religious liberty. They have instigated most of the wars of Europe.”

~ Freemason and 1st President George Washington

Source: https://aplanetruth.info/2015/11/10/the-jesuits-owners-of-the-500-yr-old-flat-earth-con-piracy/amp/

Note: No endorsement of the contents of this page intended.  I have been reading up on flat-earth theory since I keep running into more and more people who have adopted it and are convinced the earth is not a globe.

C.S. Lewis: A Bridge to Rome

June 20, 2015
By J. Saunders

“It is largely due to Lewis, an Anglican, that I converted to the Catholic Church…”1
–Mark Brumley, President of RC Ignatius Press

“Lewis has been credited (or blamed) in recent years with setting numerous people on the road to Rome. Such Catholic converts have included many of the serious scholars and disciples of Lewis, some of whom knew him before he died…”2
–R.A. Benthall, Professor of Literature, Ave Maria College

Statue of C.S. Lewis, BelfastClive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast, N. Ireland in 1898 to Protestant parents and, for most of his adult life, was a Tutor at Oxford and a lecturer of Medieval and Renaissance literature at Cambridge. He wrote more than thirty books, and his most popular accomplishments include The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity. At age 32, through the encouragement of his devout Roman Catholic friend and colleague, J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings), and after reading The Everlasting Man by Roman Catholic convert, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis converted to Christianity from atheism and returned to his Anglican roots where he remained until his death in 1963. Although Lewis never converted to Roman Catholicism, inwardly he leaned towards certain of its dogmas so that his colleagues considered him to be an Anglo-Catholic.

It is obvious, by the support given C.S. Lewis today by some conservative Christians, great ignorance exists about his life and beliefs. Therefore, we have included several pertinent quotations, individually cited, gleaned from both Lewis’s own writings, and those of his official biographers and personal friends, in order to enlighten and awaken. For, it is an indisputable fact that to those who seek reconciliation with Rome, C.S. Lewis is a bridge.

“Certainly the path he had taken to ‘mere Christianity’ was very largely the Roman road along which guides such as Chesterton and Tolkien, and Patmore and Dante and Newman had led him.”3 Patmore and Dante were Roman Catholic writers. Newman was an Anglican priest who converted to Catholicism and subsequently became a Cardinal.

“After more than two decades in the [RC] Church, I have met or learned of scores of far more illustrious Catholic converts who likewise list Lewis on their spiritual resumes.”4

“When I converted [to Catholicism] in my teens, it was largely due to reading Lewis’ Screwtape Letters…G.K. Chesterton and Lewis sort of guided me into the Catholic Church, even though Lewis wasn’t a Catholic.”5

In 1952, C.S. Lewis published his theological work Mere Christianity, which originally began in 1942 as a three-part BBC radio broadcast. As the title suggests, Lewis focused on the mere or common ground he felt existed in Christianity and tried to restate a theology without controversy. The result is a generic Christianity that suits anyone anywhere who can in any way relate to God. Lewis bent over backwards trying to find common ground with all denominations, omitting any doctrine that may be deemed offensive. For this reason, Tolkien disparagingly labelled his friend “Everyman’s Theologian.” Even Mormons find his writings inoffensive.

“He [Lewis] is widely quoted from tried-and-true defenders of Mormon orthodoxy. It just shows the extraordinary acceptability and the usefulness of C.S. Lewis because, of course, most of what he says is perfectly acceptable to Mormons.” 6

Mere Christianity has long been regarded a classic exposition of the Christian faith, yet oddly enough, not one Bible verse is quoted in the first half of the book and only three partial verses in the latter half with no Bible references in the entire book. How can we present Christianity without its foundation – the Word of God?

Mere Christianity is a compilation of four essays, transcripts that were sent to four clergymen to gauge their reaction with regard to its common ground.

“I tried to guard against this [putting forth his Anglican beliefs] by sending the original script of what is now Book II to four clergymen (Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic) and asking for their criticism. The Methodist thought I had not said enough about Faith, and the Roman Catholic thought I had gone rather too far about the comparative unimportance of theories in explanation of the Atonement. Otherwise all five of us were agreed.”7

“You will not learn from me whether you ought to become an Anglican, a Methodist, a Presbyterian, or a Roman Catholic. This omission is intentional. There is no mystery about my position …the best service I could do was to explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times.”8

Regarding reunification, Lewis said that he “did at least succeed in presenting an agreed, or common, or central, or mere Christianity” and congratulated himself in having helped to bridge the “chasm” between Protestant denominations and Roman Catholicism.

“If I have not directly helped the cause of reunion, I have perhaps made it clear why we ought to be reunited.”9

“The time is always ripe for reunion. Divisions between Christians are a sin and a scandal and Christians ought at all times to be making contributions toward reunion…the result is that letters of agreement reach me from what are ordinarily regarded as the most different kinds of Christians; for instance, I get letters from Jesuits, monks, nuns, also from Quakers and Welsh Dissenters, and so on.”10

In his quest for unity, Lewis had to muddy the waters of doctrinal distinction. For instance, in chapter 19 of his Letters to Malcolm, Lewis suggests that the Roman Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation [i.e., the bread and wine become the actual body and blood of Christ], which takes place in the Mass, might be just as valid as the Protestant view of the Lord’s Supper as a memorial.

“There are three things that spread the Christ life to us: baptism, belief, and that mysterious action which different Christians call by different names – Holy Communion, the Mass, the Lord’s Supper …anyone who professes to teach you Christian doctrine will, in fact, tell you to use all three, and that is enough for our present purpose.”11

“Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbour is the holiest object to your senses.”12

Equating Mass [“Blessed Sacrament”] and the Lord’s Supper is not a light matter. In the 39 Articles of the Anglican Church, Article 28 describes transubstantiation accordingly: “Transubstantiation…is repugnant to the plain words of Scripture.” Article 31 describes the sacrifices of the Mass as “blasphemous fables and dangerous deceits.” Godly men and women – among whom were notable Anglicans – were burned at the stake for refusing to accept this Roman Catholic Sacrament. Lewis’s casual equation is an affront to the many who gave their lives defending the Truth of God.

Joseph Pearce, the highly acclaimed RC biographer, takes Lewis’s position on the Mass one step further in his book C.S. Lewis and the Catholic Church, and concludes that Lewis believed that the sacraments play a part in salvation. “Immediately, therefore, Lewis is excluding the Protestant doctrine of sola fide [faith alone] from the ‘merely Christian’” (Pearce 127). The Bible doctrine of justification by faith alone in Christ alone without works cannot be undervalued in its supremacy. For Lewis to deviate here and espouse the sacraments in the work of salvation is a grave matter.

In 1945, Lewis published The Great Divorce, an allegory dealing with another Roman Catholic doctrine: Purgatory. To be fair, however, he did not claim to accept the full RC doctrine of Purgatory, but rather his own aberration:

“Death should not deprive people of a second chance…Lewis frankly admitted believing in Purgatory. To him it was a place for souls already saved but in need of purifying – purging. Lewis felt that our souls demand Purgatory. Who would want to enter heaven foul and dirty? Lewis thought of the dentist’s chair. ‘I hope that when the tooth of life is drawn and I am coming round, a voice will say, ‘Rinse your mouth out with this.’ This will be Purgatory.”13

“Lewis could never accept the Roman Catholic practice of praying to the saints…however, he emphatically believed in praying for the dead. He believed that his prayers could somehow bless them. One must remember that Lewis believed in a temporary purgatory for the blessed dead as a kind of entryway to heaven.”14

“Our souls demand Purgatory, don’t they? Would it not break the heart if God said to us, ‘It is true, my son, that your breath smells and your rags drip with mud and slime, but we are charitable here and no one will upbraid you with these things, nor draw away from you. Enter into the joy?’ Should we not reply, ‘With submission, sir, and if there is no objection, I’d rather be cleaned first.’ ‘It may hurt, you know’ – ‘Even so, sir.’”15
“A further strong and enduring Anglo-Catholic influence on Lewis was his longstanding friendship with Sister Penelope of the Convent of the Community of Saint Mary the Virgin.” 16

“As Lewis approached the end of his life there is little doubt that he was continuing the ascent towards the ‘High Church’ principles of Anglo-Catholicism. There is little doubt that the ascent was caused by his assent to those truly Catholic principles that represented not mere but more Christianity (Pearce 143). Believing that he was dying, his Anglo-Catholic friends arranged for an Anglican clergyman to administer extreme unction, or the last rites, the sacrament of anointing with oil when a patient is in extremis…this can be taken as Lewis’s acceptance of the seventh and final sacrament of the Catholic Church.”17

Walter Hooper, Lewis’s personal friend and literary executor to the Lewis estate, was an Anglican clergyman until his conversion to Catholicism in 1988.18 When asked in 1994 whether Lewis would have become Catholic if he had lived longer, Hooper replied, “I think so.” Hooper added that more and more Catholics are buying his books.19

“Lewis, it seems, has been abandoned by his own church but embraced by Catholics and evangelical Protestants…Since Lewis insisted on the sacraments and Creed as being necessary parts of ‘mere Christianity’, it is clear that Protestants have to reach beyond their own beliefs if they are to embrace fully the beliefs of Lewis.”20

Contrary to the opinion of the uninformed, the Roman Catholic Church and her doctrines remain unchanged. If you did not know that, you need to read her official documents such as The

Council of Trent or The New York Catechism. These and other sources are readily available on the Internet. You will read things like this:

“Whosoever shall affirm that men are justified solely by the imputation of the righteousness of Christ…let him be accursed.”21

[Regarding the “immaculate” or “sinless” conception of Mary]
“The immunity from original sin was given to Mary by a singular exemption from a universal law through the same merits of Christ, by which other men are cleansed from sin through baptism.”22

“Taken up to heaven she [Mary] did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us gifts of eternal salvation…Therefore, the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix.”23

These and many other RC beliefs are the antitheses of the Word of God. Therefore, as Lewis downplayed the Mass and other Catholic doctrines in his quest for unity, he not only failed to warn Catholics of their perilous position, he rather did the cause of Truth much harm.

A final unrelated but yet disturbing fact is that Lewis did not believe in the total inerrancy of the Bible.

“Although Lewis never doubted the historicity of an account because the account was miraculous, he believed that Jonah’s whale [sic], Noah’s ark, and Job’s boils were probably inspired stories rather than factual history.”24

“The Old Testament contains fabulous elements. As to the fabulous element in the Old Testament, I very much doubt if you would be wise to chuck it out. Jonah and the Whale [sic], Noah and his Ark, are fabulous; but the court history of King David is probably as reliable as the court history of Louis XIV.”25

So why is Lewis so revered today by Evangelicals?

Considering Lewis’s evident Anglo-Catholic position and the current trend of tolerance among Evangelicals for Roman Catholicism – especially since the signing of the document Evangelicals and Catholics Together [ECT] in 1994 – it is not surprising that many Evangelicals today revere him as a foremost Christian thinker and philosopher. In an article commemorating the 100th anniversary of Lewis’ birth, J.I. Packer called him “our patron saint.” Christianity Today [Neo-Evangelical magazine] also reported that Lewis “has come to be the Aquinas, the Augustine, and the Aesop of contemporary Evangelicalism” (Sept. 7, 1998) and the “20th century’s greatest Christian apologist” (April 23, 2001). Focus on the Family made a similar claim in their November 2001 issue.

In 1993, Christianity Today suggested the reason for Lewis’s popularity among Evangelicals: “Lewis’s concentration on the main doctrines of the church [including the Roman Catholic church] coincided with evangelicals’ concern to avoid ecclesiastical separation.” Nicky Gumbel continues this ploy in his Alpha Course, where he quotes Lewis liberally. Given the theological climate of today, it is sad but not surprising.

What is surprising is that sincere, Bible-believing Christians can claim an affinity with C.S. Lewis, whose doctrine and associations are so evidently compromised. There can be only one explanation: there exists among Christians an alarming ignorance of basic Bible doctrine. Lewis himself admitted his own lack of knowledge in doctrine: “I should have been out of my depth in such waters: more in need of help myself than able to help others.”26 Also, in the preface of The Problem of Pain, Lewis confessed how ill-qualified he was to attempt this theological work: “If any real theologian reads these pages he will very easily see that they are the work of a layman and an amateur…any theologian will see easily enough what, and how little, I have read.”27 I wonder if Lewis would not cringe at his exaltation were he alive today.

Even from the early 1960’s, men like the late Dr. D. Martin Lloyd-Jones warned that Lewis had a defective view of salvation and was an opponent of the substitutionary and penal view of the atonement (Christianity Today, Dec. 20, 1963). Unfortunately, the Lewis-loyalty of some Christians overrides their willingness to admit his defective theology. Meanwhile, a whole generation has been infected, and the damage is great.

“Protestants who tend to equate Christianity with their Protestant version of it will find
in Lewis no ally. Which brings us back to Lewis and Catholicism. It is a curious phenomenon, demanding explanation, that so many people influenced by Lewis…have embraced more than ‘mere Christianity’; they have become Catholics, crediting Lewis with helping them to cross the threshold.”28

In conclusion, since the “mere” message of C.S. Lewis is able to confuse people to the extent that they actually convert to Catholicism, that in itself would suggest an urgent need for born-again Christians to wake up to the tragic reality that the Lewis message is hindering Roman Catholics from coming to Christ alone for salvation [John 14:6Rom. 6:23Eph. 2:8]. Even some fundamentalists are treading the same precarious ground, and the evident shift is nowhere seen more clearly than in the Christian seminaries and bookstores of our nations. Today, the market is full of writers following in the footsteps of C.S. Lewis. If Christians continue to set aside the solid foundation of the Word of God for the shifting sands of the philosophies of men, how will Roman Catholics and other needy people be rescued without the right lifeline?

Every Christian book and author needs to be measured against the yardstick of Scripture, for no matter how popular or convincing they may seem, “if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”29 “If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”30

C.H. Spurgeon wisely said, “Those who compromise with Christ’s enemies may be reckoned with them.”31 We cannot accept the peripherals when the fundamentals are in error. May God grant us discernment in these confused times.

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth…”32

J. Saunders
Whitefield Christian Collegiate Institute
Toronto, Ontario
June 2008

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Gormley, Beatrice. C.S. Lewis: Christian and Storyteller. Grand Rapids: William Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1998.
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Lewis, C.S. Surprised by Joy. London: Collins, 1955.
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Lewis, C.S. The Great Divorce. San Francisco: HarperCollins Publishers Inc. 2000.
Lewis, C.S. The Weight of Glory. Grand Rapids: William Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1973.
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1 M.Brumley, The Relevance and Challenge of C.S. Lewis, (www.ignatiusinsight.com), Nov. 29, 2005.
2 R.A. Benthall, Ave Maria College, Michigan quoted in C.S. Lewis and the Catholic Church by Joseph Pearce, Ignatius Press, 2003, p.xv.
3 J. Pearce, C.S. Lewis and the Catholic Church (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2004), p.41.
4 M. Brumley, The Relevance and Challenge of C.S. Lewis, (www.ignatiusinsight.com), Nov. 29, 2005.
5 R. Purtill, C.S. Lewis’ Case for the Christian Faith, (www.ignatusinsight.com), 2005.
6 D. LeBlanc. Mere Mormonism.(Christianity Today, Feb. 7, 2000).
7 C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (New Jersey: Fleming H. Revell, 1982), p. 11.

8 Ibid., pp.6-7.
9 Ibid., p.12.
10 C.S. Lewis, The Grand Miracle, and Other Selected Essays on Theology and Ethics from God in the Dock, (Random House, 1970), p. 35.
11 C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, (New Jersey: Fleming H. Revell, 1982), pp. 108-09.
12 C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory (London: HarperCollins, 1977), pp.109.

13 K. Lindskoog, C.S. Lewis: Mere Christian, 4th ed., (Chicago: Cornerstone Press, 1997), p. 105.
14 Ibid., p.135 (based on Lewis’s Letters to Malcolm, London: Collins, p. 15, 107-110).
15 C.S. Lewis, Letters of Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer. (New York: Harcourt, 1963), pp.108-9.
16 J. Pearce, C.S. Lewis and the Catholic Church (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2004), p. 132.
17 Ibid., p.147.
18 Ibid., p.167.
19 Ibid., p.167.
20 Ibid., p.168.

21 Council of Trent, Section 6(www.enwikipedia.org/wiki/Council ).
22 Catholic Encyclopedia (www.newadvent.org).
23 Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 969 (www.vatican.va/archive/catechism.htm ).
24 K.Lindskoog, C.S. Lewis: Mere Christian, 4th ed., (Chicago: Cornerstone Press, 1997), p. 199.
25 C.S. Lewis, The Grand Miracle, (New York: Random House, 1970), p. 32.

26 C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (New Jersey: Fleming H. Revell, 1982), p.7.
27 C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain (San Francisco: HarperCollins,1996), p.xii.
28 M.Brumley, The Relevance and Challenge of C.S. Lewis, (www.ignatiusinsight.com), Nov. 29, 2005.

29 Isaiah 8:20
30 Galatians 1:9
31 C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook (Chicago: Moody Press), June 12 entry.
32 II Timothy 4:3-4

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The Most Absolute of Despotisms

Ignatius of Loyola (militant)“The Jesuits are a MILITARY organization, not a religious order. Their chief is a general of an army, not the mere father abbot of a monastery. And the aim of this organization is power – power in its most despotic exercise – absolute power, universal power, power to control the world by the volition of a single man [i.e., the Black Pope, the Superior General of the Jesuits]. Jesuitism is the most absolute of despotisms [sic] – and at the same time the greatest and most enormous of abuses…”

~Napoleon I

Source: https://aplanetruth.info/2015/11/10/the-jesuits-owners-of-the-500-yr-old-flat-earth-con-piracy/amp/

Note: No endorsement of the contents of this page intended.  I have been reading up on flat-earth theory since I keep running into more and more people who have adopted it and are convinced the earth is not a globe.

To Bring Over North America To The Bosom Of Our Holy Church

Catholicism in North America

Among the instructions which I received from my bishop in Ireland, when he sent me out to this country as a Catholic priest, was one to which I beg to call your attention. The same is given to every priest in the United States. “Let it be your first duty to extirpate heretics, but be cautious as to the manner of doing it. Do nothing without consulting the bishop of the diocese, in which you may be located; and if there be no bishop there, advise with the metropolitan bishop. He has his instructions from Rome, and he understands the character of the people. Be sure not to permit the members of our holy church, who may be under your charge, to read the Bible. It is the source of all heresies. Whenever you see an opportunity of building a church, make it known to your bishop. Let the land be purchased for the Pope, and his successors in office. Never yield or give up the divine right, which the head of the church has, by virtue of the Keys, to the government of North America, as well as every other country. The confessional will enable you to know the people by degrees; with the aid of that holy tribunal, and our bishops, who are guided by the spirit of God, we may expect, at no distant day, to bring over North America to the bosom of our holy church.”

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Crusade Against the Albigenses

And The Ecumenical Movement Keeps Rolling Along

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Grace and peace, Saints.

The move towards a one world church seems to be picking up steam, as can be clearly seen in advertisements I’ve been seeing around Munich.

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This is an advertisement for a concert featuring music from “Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.” The Christianity referred to in this advertisement is not Bible-based Christianity, as true Christians would never fellowship in a religious capacity with Muslims and Jews, as both Islam and Judaism reject Jesus as the Savior of the world. Islam both rejects the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God, claiming that “Allah had no son,” and denies His deity by reducing Him to a minor prophet. Judaism also rejects the Lord Jesus by refusing to acknowledge the New Testament, and denies His deity by rejecting Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah. For Christians to fellowship in a religious capacity with Jews and Muslims, therefore, is to be “unequally yoked” (2 Corinthians 14:6). The cross, then, must represent Roman Catholicism, a pagan religion that also rejects Jesus, though it pays Him lip service. Catholicism claims to be Christian, but, in reality, it worships “another Jesus” (a dead Jesus still nailed to a cross), and has “another spirit and another gospel” (2 Corinthians 11:4). Since Pope John Paul II, Roman Catholicism has attempted to unite with Islam and Judaism through the Ecumenical Movement.

In order for Roman Catholicism, Judaism, and Islam to worship “The One God,” then all three religions would have to have this one god in common. But, how is this possible, when all three religions worship different gods? My premise is that Roman Catholicism, Judaism, and Islam do all worship the same god, but that god is not the God of the Bible, whose name is Jesus Christ. The One God which Roman Catholicism, Judaism, and Islam all have in common is the goddess, Semiramis. This can be proved by examining the symbols in the advertisement.

Let us begin with the symbol of the cross with the tree wrapped around it. Suspended from a branch of the tree is an apple with a bite taken out of it. This is an obvious reference to the sin of Adam and Eve. The Bible tells us that Eve, the first woman, was deceived by Satan into eating the fruit which God had forbidden her and her husband to eat. The Roman Catholic Church has long taught that the forbidden fruit was an apple, though the Bible doesn’t specify what the fruit was. The apple is therefore an exoteric symbol for Eve, The Woman. The fact that the tree is wrapped around the cross and not the other symbols is a sign that the apple and the cross are meant to be symbolically interpreted together. And this we shall do.

Now, the cross is thought by many to be the symbol for Christianity, but the Holy Bible never mentions the early Christian Church symbolizing their faith with a cross. In point of fact, the cross is historically a symbol for the Sun God, Tammuz (Ezekiel 8:14). The Roman Emperor Constantine The Great worshipped Tammuz as Sol Invictus (The Unconquerable Sun), which he symbolized with an equal-armed cross. The Romans used crucifixion both as a means of execution and as a way to sacrifice victims to Tammuz. Emperor Constantine founded the Roman Catholic Church in 330 A.D., when he issued the Edict of Milan, a decree of tolerance towards Christians. Constantine then announced that he had become a Christian and declared Christianity as the state religion. But Constantine’s version of Christianity was actually an unholy mixture of the pagan worship of Tammuz with a smidgen of Christianity thrown in for good measure. Because the cross is a symbol for Tammuz or Nimrod, then the apple, rather than a symbol for Eve, is really a symbol for Semiramis, the wife of Nimrod. Semiramis was also known as the The Lady (Isaiah 47:5).

The crescent moon symbol has come to be associated with Islam, but you may find it interesting that the moon is also a symbol for the Egyptian goddess Isis, the Scandinavian goddess Frigga, the Phoenician goddess Ashtoreth, the Greek goddess Diana, and the Roman Catholic idol known as the Virgin Mary.

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The six-pointed star is usually associated with modern Judaism, but it is also found in the Holy Bible as the symbol of a pagan god and goddess:

“But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves” (Amos 5:26).

“Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god, Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them” (Acts 7:43).

The six-pointed star is also used in Roman Catholicism as a symbol for the Virgin Mary, which is known in Catholicism as the Star of the Sea.

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Note lastly that the cross and the six-pointed star are interlaced and surmounted by a half moon, effectively forming a new symbol. Since the purpose of this union is to glorify “The One God,” then this symbol, rather than representing three separate religions, actually symbolizes one single religion, which incorporates Roman Catholicism, Judaism, and Islam. The problem, however, is that Roman Catholicism, Judaism, and Islam do not worship the same god; or do they?

Islam has the moon and the star, but the cross is not found. Modern Judaism has the star, but the moon and the cross are not (normally) found. Only Roman Catholicism uses the moon, the star, and the cross. I submit therefore, that the religion symbolized by the amalgamation of the moon, the cross, and the star is Roman Catholicism, which worships a goddess known as the Virgin Mary, and calls itself the “mother of all churches.” The worship of the goddess is known as Mystery Babylon, which the Bible calls the “mother of harlots and abominations of the earth” (Revelation 17:5).

The “One God” then, that this concert seeks to glorify is actually the One Goddess, Semiramis, known in Catholicism as the Virgin Mary, in Islam as Mother Mary, and in Judaism as Mother Mary and Miriam (in Kabbalistic Judaism, God the Mother). The Bible, however, calls this idol the Abomination of Desolation.

There are two symbols I almost forgot to include, which also happen to be symbols for the Virgin Mary. The first is the dove at the upper left. The Roman Catholic Church claims the dove symbolizes the Holy Spirit, but the dove is also a symbol of Semiramis, who was also known as Columbia or The Dove. Notice also the flowers on the right side of the symbol. I’m no florist, but they appear to be roses and possibly carnations. The Catholic Church  uses both as symbols for the Virgin Mary.

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Let us take a look at yet another advertisement.

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The caption above “We Are The World” says “An Inclusive Gospel Choir,” and below the globe is stated, “A Community project of people with and without handicaps and asylum-seekers.” While a Gospel choir that includes the handicapped is a good idea, as the Gospel is for them too, you must understand that this event is taking place in Munich, a very Roman Catholic city in the very very Roman Catholic state of Bavaria, Germany. This choir, therefore, is most likely composed primarily of Roman Catholics (further proof of this is the fact that the event is taking place in a Catholic church). For those of you who didn’t know, the Jesus of Catholicism is not the Jesus of the Bible, most evident by the fact that the Jesus of Catholicism is still hanging on a cross. Catholicism, therefore, has “another Jesus, another spirit and another gospel” (2 Corinthians 11:3,4).

Note also that besides the handicapped, this choir includes asylum seekers. Having lived in Munich for almost twenty years, I can tell you that, arguably, the overwhelming majority of asylum seekers here are Muslims. In that true gospel music glorifies Jesus Christ, and Muslims do not glorify the Lord Jesus, then the music that this choir sings cannot be the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but, again, “another gospel.” If this choir does not glorify Jesus Christ, then, what is its purpose? Answer: to promote an “inclusive”: that is, ecumenical, gospel: the gospel of the One World Church.

Be encouraged and look up, for your redemption draweth nigh.

The Still Man

Surrounded by Jesuits

Jesuit with Japanese nobleman circa 1600

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Michael Savage on the current U.S. president:

Religion.  What has the President actually done for religious freedom?  That tepid bill he passed a few weeks ago didn’t really please the truly conservative Christians out there.  They-They were not fooled by it.  He is basically advised, I’m sorry to tell you, by Jesuits.  I don’t, look, I don’t want to go into it because there’s more to this than meets the eye.  Uh, not a good thing.  Almost all of the people advising Trump on his transition are Jesuits.  You say, well what’s wrong with Jesuits?  I don’t-just say Jerry Brown.  Just say Jerry Brown.  They’re all very left-wing.  All of them.  All of them.  All of them.  All of them.  All of them.

Source: The Savage Nation, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 48:40 to 49:26, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvpHhqtKwag